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Wed May 9, 2012, 09:54 PM

My Wife, Son and I would like to ask something of our GLBT friends and allies at DU & elsewhere!

May WE share in your joy tonight?

We wife and I are heterosexual and my son's hopping 12 year old hormones give us a pretty good indication that he is, too.

We do, however, FULLY support GLBT rights and marriage equality for ALL Americans. We support basic human dignity and civil rights for ALL Americans. We believe that for there to be real freedom and justice for us, there has to freedom and justice for ALL Americans.

Today our President took another step toward making this happen.

Tonight, our hearts are FULL. I believe that we may have witnessed the dam break today. We certainly hope so. We sure as hell know that a little piss-ant cypher like bain romney can't hold back the waves of that breaking dam.

We would like to believe that the joy of the GLBT community today is our joy too, if only in some small way.

We will happily stand with our GLBT friends here in Maine this November and vote to bring Marriage equality to our little corner of New England.

PEACE!

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Reply My Wife, Son and I would like to ask something of our GLBT friends and allies at DU & elsewhere! (Original post)
MarianJack May 2012 OP
Chipper Chat May 2012 #1
MarianJack May 2012 #2
Chipper Chat May 2012 #3
MarianJack May 2012 #14
unapatriciated May 2012 #26
MarianJack May 2012 #28
HillWilliam May 2012 #4
MarianJack May 2012 #9
JDPriestly May 2012 #5
MarianJack May 2012 #10
Sedona May 2012 #6
MarianJack May 2012 #11
dballance May 2012 #7
MarianJack May 2012 #12
Cracklin Charlie May 2012 #8
MarianJack May 2012 #13
BobTheSubgenius May 2012 #15
MarianJack May 2012 #20
Fearless May 2012 #16
MarianJack May 2012 #21
Rowdyboy May 2012 #17
MarianJack May 2012 #22
jwirr May 2012 #18
MarianJack May 2012 #23
libodem May 2012 #19
MarianJack May 2012 #24
tblue37 May 2012 #25
MarianJack May 2012 #27

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 09:59 PM

1. May there be a million more like you!

Go!

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #1)

Wed May 9, 2012, 10:03 PM

2. I respectfully make a tiny adjustment to your hope.

How about millionS?

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #2)

Wed May 9, 2012, 10:06 PM

3. you beat me to it

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #3)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:13 PM

14. Yes,...

...but it's a good "beat"!

PEACE!

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #1)

Thu May 10, 2012, 08:22 PM

26. You have two here to get that million more started.



with love from duers unapatriciated and lame54

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Response to unapatriciated (Reply #26)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:31 PM

28. WOW!

How Beautiful!

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 10:29 PM

4. Love and friendship right back

Believe me, it means the world to have allies.

from our family to yours

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Response to HillWilliam (Reply #4)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:01 PM

9. Love and Friendship!

Isn't it tragic that the teabaggers/fundies/rethugs find THAT concept to be threatening?

I have NEVER gotten a straight answer from a fundie as to exactly WHY the marriage of 2 gay people is a threat to THEIR marriage. These same people think that someone like david vitter is a good christian family man, too.

Of course these are the same people who had a collective shit fit over a lesbian saying hello to a cartoon bunny back in 2005. JEEEZIS!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 10:58 PM

5. Me too!

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:03 PM

10. Yeppers!

!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 10:58 PM

6. BRAVO!

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Response to Sedona (Reply #6)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:04 PM

11. HOORAY!



PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 10:59 PM

7. Please do celebrate with us!

I am so lucky to have so many friends all over the US and some are straight and some are GLBT. I think we can all be happy our President has taken a stand on such an important issue to so many of us.

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Response to dballance (Reply #7)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:07 PM

12. Our President today said that ALL people are equal...

...and the republicans are outraged!

The fact that our celebrating will ,ake them eat their livers only makes it sweeter!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:00 PM

8. I second that emotion!


I have just had such a feeling of happiness since I heard the news.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #8)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:11 PM

13. Our President lived up to his promise...

...to be the president of ALL of the people. He acknowledged that all people are equal.

The rethugs have a collective shit fit!

Screw bain romney and his little band of thieves and clowns!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:54 PM

15. Joy and peace to all of you, from up here on the left coast of Canada.

We have our share of problems, but this issue - thankfully - is not one of them. I wish this was something I didn't feel proud of, because it should be way more fundamental than that, and just an accepted, insignificant fact of life.....but it apparently is not, and I am. I'm proud that Canada legalized same-sex marriage, and just wish we were the first country to do so, and not the fourth. Fourth isn't even bronze.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #15)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:23 AM

20. Congrats to Canada!

We won't even be close to 4th!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:55 PM

16. Let us all continue to work towards marriage equality.

The fight is not done yet. Today was historical though and should be lauded. We are only as strong and as powerful as the sum total of all our LGBTers and our allies. We've picked up a powerful ally today in the president of the United States, and I am very excited to see how he will aid us in the fight in the future, to see how his power can help us achieve equality.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #16)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:25 AM

21. Very true, Fearless!

Once the celebration is over, we have to realize that there's a lot more work to do!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:58 PM

17. Ten years ago I considered gay marriage to be as likely as time travel....fertile territory for

science fictiion writers but not much else. Then posters on DU (my only contact to the reality-based universe since I live in Mississippi) began the process of educating me. Thankfully, their optimism was correct-at least partially. Step by step I've seen the process unfold until now I can marry in 6 states (with more to come soon). I believe the president's words today are a major step forward but it could all be for nothing if Chief Justice Roberts and his right-wing cohorts feel pissy on the day when they decide my rights.

All you can do is enjoy the rare victories when they come and hope for the best which is what I'm doing tonight.

Peace to you and yours from deep dixie, the buckle of the bible belt.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #17)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:27 AM

22. After November it'll be at least 7.

Up here in Maine we're going to legalize GLBT marriage this fall.

Hang in there in MISS.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:59 PM

18. Me to.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #18)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:28 AM

23. Yep,...

...it was a great day!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 12:02 AM

19. yep

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Response to libodem (Reply #19)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:32 AM

24. We'll celebrate now,...

...and get back to the work we still need to do very soon!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 05:46 PM

25. But really--how could we not? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #25)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:26 PM

27. Thanx, tblue37!

PEACE!

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